An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) introduced to Congress would require the creation of a reporting system for adverse events that may be associated with dietary supplements use in the military. Trade group CRN is pushing back,...
A study on professional athletes competing in Olympic sports has found that the players think they know more about supplements and nutrition than they actually do. The researchers called for more education and monitoring by coaches to inform correct supplement...
Editor's Spotlight: Notes from Nutrition 2019 in Baltimore, June 8-11
Is there a role for cannabis and its derivatives to play in our food system, perhaps as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet? Scientists explored the question at the recent Nutrition 2019 conference in Baltimore.
More than 60% of probiotic supplements in the US may lack sufficient information on their labels to allow consumers to make informed decisions, according to a new study led by Dr Dan Merenstein from Georgetown University Medical Center.
Early returns from the FDA meeting on CBD regulation give a glimpse of the complexity of the regulatory questions, which might stretch the timeline for a new legal framework to extent beyond which many in the industry would find acceptable.
Two nutrition scientists who became angry about the number of social media celebs with more influence than health experts have created a network to empower their colleagues to have a real impact on the future of nutrition.
A new force is shaping the dietary supplement market, one that operates largely outside of normal industry channels. The growth of the online sales channel, and brands that operate exclusively in that space, is an increasingly powerful force.
What’s the typical profile of an energy drink consumer in the US, and how much are they drinking? Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed data from a national health survey to get some answers.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sent a letter to the FDA yesterday, asking the agency to take enforcement action against 15 companies selling products as dietary supplements to help smokers quit.
The recent slew of warning letters on DMHA and phenibut signals a new scrutiny on the part of FDA of ingredient status without reference to other issues, says an attorney with a long history in the field.
The US Food and Drug Administration issued 11 warning letters yesterday to companies that have non NDI ingredients in their products. Eight of the warning letters concerned DMHA, with the other three concerned phenibut.
Nu Skin China has formed a focus group, led by the firm's country CEO, to look into the death of a 34-year-old Chinese woman who died from organ failure after allegedly refusing medical treatment for flu and fever, and instead insisting on drinking...
At the Natural Products Expo West show this year, we caught up with the chief strategy and innovation officer at legacy supplement brand Nature’s Way to talk about consumer trends, CBD, and the body of laws that regulate supplements.
While new clinical trial data seems to suggest certain supplements will not help the prevention of depression, one expert in the relationship between nutrition and mood has warned that the study was 'limited' and some coverage may be over-stating...
A survey by Trust Transparency Center has found that despite the cool reception the concept of supplementation historically has received from organizations of dietitians, a majority of the practitioners themselves use dietary supplements regularly.
The words ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse,’ when used with supplements or juices or diets, have strong market appeal. But some experts from the dietary supplement industry believe it’s time to move away from those words.
A recent poll conducted for the American Osteopathic Association reached some surprising conclusions, which a spokesman for the group used to justify the view that supplement users are wasting their money. Industry stakeholders said some of the poll’s...
Journal chief editors cite "unavailability of original data and records, and ambiguous identification of samples and treatments" as to why the publication retracted six papers by a nutritional researcher — his 12th in total.
By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, International Probiotics Association (IPA)
As I celebrated three years at IPA in April, I couldn’t help but reflect on the shape the industry has taken. Going from being sparingly mentioned in the press and fast forward to today and it is almost every other week we see probiotics in the headlines....
By Ellen Schutt, Executive Director, GOED (Global Organization for EPA & DHA Omega-3)
New science, developments in contaminant regulations, a new conversation around micro- and nanoplastics, and challenges on the regulatory front: In this guest article, Ellen Schutt, Executive Director of GOED, looks back on a very busy 2018 in the omega-3...
Most dietary supplement consumers expect a product to have scientific backing, so putting science at the forefront of a marketing or branding campaign just comes off as ‘noise,’ said one branding expert.
Two new large-scale and well-conducted clinical trials found that a short course of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG or L. rhamnosus R0011 plus L. helveticus R0052 did not improve gastroenteritis symptoms in children.
From the 2018 midterm election results to the rise of CBD, Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, talks about how the association is approaching the most recent changes in the supplements space.
The Nagoya Protocol, the big changes coming for Lactobacillus classification, and how to boost your chances of success with an NDI notification were just some of the topic covered during the third annual IPA Workshop in DC.
As the Supplement OWL approaches 12,000 labels in its Tier 1 product label library, the Council for Responsible has announced a new pilot program to build out Tier 2, which will be known as the Commercial Data Exchange, or CDX.
A paper that published this morning in the JAMA Network Open journal found that FDA had identified 776 adulterated dietary supplements in a 10-year period ending in 2016. As most of these products were tainted with drugs, calling them ‘supplements’ was...
Does DHSEA contain within it the seeds of the industry’s downfall? The freewheeling marketplace this regulation created has placed the barriers to entry so low that less than reputable companies have room to maneuver, creating risk for the whole industry.